Comprehensive Literacy State Development

Well Rounded Education Programs


Discretionary Competitive Grants/Direct Grants to Outlying Areas/Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program

What’s New

  • Announcement to SRCL and CLSD Grantees.
  • The FY 2020 New Awards have been made. For more information please visit the Awards Information page.
  • The Notice Inviting Applications for the FY 2020 CLSD Competition is now available on the Federal Register.  Please visit the CLSD Applicant Information page for information about the FY 2020 competition.
  • The CLSD CALL FOR PEER REVIEWERS – Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program FY 2020 U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Grant Competition. Applications due April 3, 2020.

About CLSD

The Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program is authorized under Sections 2222-2225 of the ESEA.  The purpose of the CLSD discretionary grants is to create a comprehensive literacy program to advance literacy skills, including pre- literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners, and children with disabilities.

Note: A portion of the funds appropriated for CLSD are set aside for Outlying Areas and Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Contact Information

  • Michael Berry
    Office of Well-Rounded Education
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202